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  • #45656

    kid bananas
    Participant

    How about having mix and match blank buildings and  greeblies sets? That way people with limited time or ability could be able to have customized buildings to their liking. Well, to an extent anyway.

    #45666

    Gaz045
    Participant

    Greeblies for buildings would be great, doors,windows,hatches,loading bays (big doors),vents,air con units/heaters etc…….hoardings,lean-to’s,roof top doors ………

    Blank buildings-not a bad idea,I quite like the idea of customising them……as well as existing stuff and ‘packaging’ buildings from the junk box.

    "Even dry tree bark is not bitter to the hungry squirrel"

    #46677
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    wooohoo, got a price on my power armour troopers!
    They are about 3 or 4 times the bulk of the regular troopers.
    So they will cost more…

    🙁

    A pack of 5 will be £2.00
    NOT cheap but they are big bulky figures and you shouldn’t need more than a couple of packs?
    I will get them on my site when I get back from holiday.

    #46683
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    3 packs for a £5.00 I think also.

    #46709

    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    That’s great news, soon I’ll have some proper infantry to go along with your junker tanks 🙂

    I think the price is fair, they are very substantial models after all!

    #46724
    Earther
    Earther
    Participant

    Not a bad price at all…

    #46725
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
    Participant

    yah, price is fair, as you said they are big beefy models.

    If you like 6mm scifi check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #46726
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Cheers, I am just very conscious that my models are more expensive than others normally, but these are even more expensive again.
    But yes they are not the same size as 6mm infantry models in general.

    #46769

    greg954
    Participant

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    6mm figures do vary a fair bit. You expect to pay a bit more for your models. Chunky and packed with detail, so good quality overall and these are no different. Nice models.

    I think the price is really good, especially 3 packs for a fiver.

    #47038
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Cheeky pre-orders on the site

    HARD Suits

    #47089

    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    Ordered, now it’s just waiting impatiently for the mail 😉

    #48137
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Models are available on the site and KR 16 stats have been added to the rules page.

    #48411

    kid bananas
    Participant

    Those are insanely cool all painted up…. now all I have to do is save up some $$$$ to get some and some of those hover tanks.

    #48961
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Cheers!
    Please do!

    Getting ideas, there is no spoon.

    #49008
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Very naff video of the AB HQ!

    LINK

    #49303
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Watched Fury again last night, may have to make the RDF a tank to go up against the Junker tanks…

    #49592
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    #49603
    Victoria Dickson
    Victoria Dickson
    Participant

    Good guy farmer AND Junker insurgent 

    (Well, I always kind of assumed the Junkers were the good guys)

    #49604
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    The Junkers are good guys, the Junker Insurgents as the RDF call them, not so much, but then they kind of do have a valid reason for what they do, but maybe not how they do it.
    It’s all a bit grey really.

    #50341
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Couple of new buildings coming soon:

    Junker Small Shack

    OKI L Building

    #50342

    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    Cool! I really approve of more OKI buildings 🙂

    #51753
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Remember the old Hex2Go cargo containers that I discontinued as they tore through moulds at a rate of knots…

    I have a plan to bring them back, wish me luck.

    #51757

    greg954
    Participant

    Yippy…….fingers crossed for the hex containers.

     

    #51765
    Thuseld
    Thuseld
    Participant

    Yeah those hex containers always make me jealous when looking at Anjangangaengna.

    #51839
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    So I will be ordering some new prints from Shapeways for the Hex2Go in a week or two and see how they get on.

    In the meantime I am painting up a set of towers for my Junker Refinery:

    #51889
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    So…. I have sent a sketch off to my sculptor for a test sculpt of my alien race.

    I have always planned on introducing aliens, but wanted to avoid GW themed ones and dog/lizard man races.
    Still bipedal, but bigger than human sized and a very different way of fighting.
    Should have a green maybe in a month to show you.

    Off to work out how to make KR 16 rules for them now…

    #51890
    Ivan Sorensen
    Ivan Sorensen
    Moderator

    OOh, I’d love to see you do some bug-eyed critters 🙂

    Nordic Weasel Games
    https://sites.google.com/site/nordicweaselgames/

    #51891
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    OOh, I’d love to see you do some bug-eyed critters

    d’oh.

    #51910
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    All done, Junker refinery to be added to Anshan.

    #52245
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Playing with ideas for the front cover of the RDF Handbook.

    #52264
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Remember the old Hex2Go cargo containers that I discontinued as they tore through moulds at a rate of knots…
    I have a plan to bring them back, wish me luck.

    Sodding sods…
    So the old models ripped up the moulds pretty quickly and made it uneconomical to carry on selling them.
    I tried having them done in metal but they cost a bomb.
    So I gave up for a while.
    Then I thought about casting them in two parts, that would avoid any overhangs and make them much more mould friendly.
    The prints arrived today and are bent.
    When you put the two parts together they are not flush.
    I have spoken with the printers and they are going to see if they can re-print them.

    If not, or if they do and they are still bent I can make a few touches to correct them by hand but they wont be perfect.
    You can see the gap in the model below which will need to be filled prior to mould making, now this is a small error but it is an error all the same.

    Would you still be happy to buy them if they were ever so slightly not straight?

    #52269

    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    Parts like this often distort slightly as they dry, due to one side remaining more damp than the other. You could try:

    – Applying gentle heat to both parts and then taping them together and leaving like this as they cool down. They should then stay flush with each other.
    – Sand each joining face until they fit flush with each other. This can be tricky to achieve a good fit with thin wall sections.

    Hope this helps?

    #52270
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    The problem with sanding is that it will take some of the models feature/body away.

    Will the heat thing cause any other issues?
    Distortion, or will they adhere to each other?

    #52275
    Rhoderic
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    It’s good that you made the refinery structures essentially scale-less. Those of us who game in pretty much every scale can get a lot of use out of those things, all the more so because they’ll suit not only sci-fi but also moderns, post-apoc, steampunk, pulp, spy-fi, etc.

    As far as I can tell from the picture of the new hex container, I’d be content enough with it, although I may only want one or two containers in the first place. But doesn’t the slight curve prevent you making an “open-topped” mould, anyway? It’s a bit difficult to explain, but I hope you understand what I mean.

    #52277
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Thanks, I was going to add some stuff that would have made it clearly 6mm.
    Kind of glad I didn’t now.

    The bend will just mean some minor filling.
    The bigger area (the bent bit) goes face down which leaves a gap as shown, this gap can just be filled with green stuff so the two surfaces are flush when cast.

    #52379

    greg954
    Participant

    I don’t think its too much of an issue. Are you bringing back the half size one too?

    #52724
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Are you bringing back the half size one too?

    Sorry, yeah if the full size one works out ok.

     

    🙂

     

     

     

    #52725
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    #52773

    kid bananas
    Participant

    That is an awesome mega-VW bus. An uber Uber!

    #52820
    Darkest Star Games
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    Charles doing that up for ya for real, or is it just a tease?

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

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